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These Are the Counties in the Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA Metro Area With the Least COVID-19

24/7 Wall St. logo 24/7 Wall St. 9/26/2021 Samuel Stebbins

© Provided by 24/7 Wall St. With the ongoing surge of the delta variant, COVID-19 continues to spread through the United States. To date, 42,163,561 Americans have been infected with the virus -- and 673,728 have died as a result. On a per capita basis, the U.S. has one of the highest known infections rates in the world.

In the Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell metropolitan area, located in Georgia, a total of 794,376 COVID-19 cases have been reported to date. Adjusted for population, there have been 13,745 reported infections for every 100,000 people in the area -- above the national rate of 12,887 cases per 100,000 people.

Though per capita cases of COVID-19 are higher in Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell than they are nationwide, there are still parts of the metro area where the per capita infection rate is relatively low.

The broader Atlanta metro area comprises 29 counties or county equivalents -- and of them, Fayette County in Georgia has the fewest COVID-19 cases per capita. So far, there have been a total of 12,511 infections in Fayette County, or 11,234 for every 100,000 people.

Though Fayette County has the lowest per capita infection rate in the Atlanta metro area, its per capita fatality rate is closely in line with the regional average.

There have been a total of 182 coronavirus-related deaths for every 100,000 people in Fayette County, compared to 181 COVID-19 deaths per 100,000 across the entire Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell metro area.

All COVID-19 data used in this story are current as of Sept. 23, 2021.

These are all the counties in Georgia where COVID-19 is slowing (and where it's still getting worse).

Rank Geography COVID cases per 100,000 people Total cases Deaths per 100,000 people Total deaths
1 Fayette County, GA 11,234 12,511 182 203
2 DeKalb County, GA 11,522 85,632 158 1,171
3 Rockdale County, GA 12,019 10,698 229 204
4 Heard County, GA 12,152 1,419 248 29
5 Fulton County, GA 12,313 125,829 157 1,600
6 Haralson County, GA 12,415 3,595 345 100
7 Clayton County, GA 13,248 36,919 219 611
8 Meriwether County, GA 13,456 2,841 464 98
9 Carroll County, GA 13,552 15,723 237 275
10 Gwinnett County, GA 13,786 124,389 145 1,308
11 Cobb County, GA 13,868 103,324 167 1,243
12 Coweta County, GA 13,988 19,655 201 283
13 Forsyth County, GA 14,389 31,638 104 228
14 Newton County, GA 14,394 15,329 283 301
15 Jasper County, GA 14,822 2,043 355 49
16 Douglas County, GA 14,846 21,057 183 259
17 Spalding County, GA 15,047 9,738 368 238
18 Paulding County, GA 15,224 23,725 182 283
19 Walton County, GA 15,774 14,217 322 290
20 Morgan County, GA 16,079 2,932 186 34
21 Henry County, GA 16,240 35,940 181 401
22 Pickens County, GA 16,580 5,112 308 95
23 Cherokee County, GA 17,110 41,391 163 394
24 Lamar County, GA 17,490 3,238 411 76
25 Barrow County, GA 17,877 13,745 224 172
26 Butts County, GA 18,425 4,376 396 94
27 Dawson County, GA 18,516 4,418 231 55
28 Bartow County, GA 18,656 19,331 292 303
29 Pike County, GA 19,970 3,611 299 54

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